The world’s largest 3D printed object


This video really shows the potential of additive manufacturing in aerospace. Boeing partnered with the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to create a tool used to build the folding wing tip for the B777X. The wing trim and drill tool is the world’s largest solid 3D printed item, as certified by Guinness World Records, and is used to secure the composite wing skin for drilling and machining

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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